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Oxford win the University boat race, beating Cambridge by 11 lengths, on the River Thames in London.
Steven Gerrard scores two penalties as Liverpool gain a ninth successive Premier League victory to go back to the top.
Hundreds of people attend a Mass in the Rwandan capital ahead of a week of official mourning to mark the 20th anniversary of the country's genocide.
Toulon end Brian O'Driscoll's Heineken Cup career as the defending champions overpower Leinster in the quarter-finals.
Kumar Sangakkara guides Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over India to win the World Twenty20 in Mirpur.
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a thrillingly close battle at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
A Syrian refugee has died and many others have been wounded in a riot in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan which is home to 106,000 people.
A UK ship carrying sound detection equipment arrives in an area where a Chinese vessel searching for flight MH370 has twice detected a signal.
Great Britain lose 3-2 to Italy in their Davis Cup quarter-final after defeats for Andy Murray and James Ward in Naples.
MPs should do "whatever it takes" to stop rows over their expenses "eating away at the credibility of Parliament", a cabinet minister says.
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner becomes godmother to the child of a lesbian couple baptised in a Catholic church.
Everton earn a convincing win over fourth-placed Arsenal to move to within a point of a Champions League spot.
Nigeria "rebases" its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which pushes it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.
The United States is to send two ballistic missile defence destroyers to Japan, the American defence secretary has confirmed.
Vote counting is well under way in Afghanistan after Saturday's landmark poll to elect a new president to succeed Hamid Karzai.
Argentina's leader, Cristina Fernandez de Kirshner, has become godmother to the child of a lesbian couple who was baptised in a Catholic church.
At least one person is reported killed and dozens hurt in a riot at Jordan's Zaatari camp, home to some 106,000 refugees from Syria's war.
Sheffield's Half Marathon is surrounded by confusion after organisers cancel the race, citing insufficient water supplies for runners.
Former France striker Nicolas Anelka has joined Atletico Mineiro, according to the Brazilian club's president.
Australia thrash England by six wickets to win a record third successive Women's World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh.